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FEATURE: DRC’s Ebola survivors unite to combat stigma and misinformation

FEATURE: DRC’s Ebola survivors unite to combat stigma and misinformation

KAHINDO SIFA BAHATI  CONGOLES nurse Guilaine Masika Mulindwa is unfazed when crying babies drown out the voices of the Ebola survivors in her support group. For Mulindwa - herself a survivor - they are a powerful symbol of new life after the tragedy her community has lived through, and a way to challenge the stigma surrounding the deadly disease in the Democratic Republic of Congo. "Never miss any opportunity to go out with your babies in public, it will shake the community members out of their ignorance," Mulindwa told the meeting in her home city of Butembo in eastern Congo.…
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